Anomaly Detection and Intelligent Sensor Resource Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0096
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0356
Amount: $98,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-020
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
DUNS: 053885604
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Allan Corbeil
 Corporate Senior Staff
 (203) 268-1249
 acorbeil@tsc.com
Business Contact
 Rober Graziano
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (203) 268-1249
Email: rgraziano@tsc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Advanced UAV-based GMTI radars such as AACER and VADER offer the potential to reliably detect the anomalous behavior of both military vehicles and dismounted troops in real-time to cue narrow field-of-view EO/IR sensors and identify enemy targets amongst civilian vehicle and foot traffic. In Phase I, TSC proposes to explore a GMTI surveillance radar concept for adaptively allocating radar resources to efficiently learn specific regions and schedules of human activity. Models of normal human movement and measured human characteristics will be employed to recognize anomalies. TSC plans to exploit contextual information on populated areas and take advantage of cues including stopped vehicles to control radar waveforms and coverage areas. In Phase I, TSC will develop algorithms to operate in a challenging high density and dynamic target environment such as urban / suburban areas. TSC will extend our innovative anomaly detection algorithms, which were originally developed to recognize unusual vehicle behaviors, to find groups of dismounts which present threats. TSC will modify our existing GMTI radar simulation and scenario generator to develop and test these algorithms, and will then conduct computer experiments to evaluate their performance. In Phase II, TSC will develop a radar resource manager and prototype software for field testing using available GMTI sensors.

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